Asphalt Paving Blog

Asphalt Pulverizing - An Asphalt Recycling Process

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Mar 26, 2013

How do you keep roads and parking lots in good condition cost-effectively?  We’ve already talked about many of our routine maintenance suggestions, such as filling in cracks and sealcoating, but sometimes a surface is too damaged for these small actions – in these cases, it would take more money and time to repair than it would to perform a full rehabilitation.  But asphalt pulverizing offers a very economical way to fully rehabilitate a road or lot with minimal traffic disruption. It’s also a great way to save on paving materials. 

What is pulverization?

Pulverizing is a process that grinds up existing surface layers right in place, blending the asphalt layers with any sub-layers, essentially creating a new paving mix using all the old materials. No pavement is hauled away, saving costs on excavating and trucking, and rarely does new material have to be brought in (though sometimes additives or a new overlay are suggested).  Asphalt pulverizing solves most common problems, such as severe cracking and sharp edges created by continuous traffic (called “polishing”). 

Recycled Concrete Aggregate and the Need for Sustainability

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Oct 16, 2012

Wolf Paving is proud of the asphalt recycling we do.  We recycle 100% of the asphalt we remove from job sites, plus we accept recyclable material from other contractors.  But asphalt isn’t the only building and paving material that can be recycled.  Another material we focus on is concrete recycling and reuse. 

Why Recycle Concrete?

There was a time when the majority of used concrete was sent to a landfill.  Not only does it take up a large amount of landfill space, which is increasingly at a premium, but it costs money (as much as $0.25 per ton per mile) and resources to transport it and/or dispose of it (as high as $100 per ton).  Then more money and resources go toward creating all-new concrete.  These days, about 100 million tons of concrete is recycled annually.

Go Green with Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Sep 14, 2012

Did you know that the roof over your head might someday be the road under your wheels?

Recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) are often used in pavement asphalt, which is both environmentally and economically friendly

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